New York City housing officials were just as puzzled—and frustrated—as the personal-injury lawyers about Palazzolo’s role in the properties….[Harold] Shultz and Commissioner Jerilyn Perine took advantage of a new law that allowed them to do their own corporate veil piercing. In March 2004, they sent a lengthy subpoena to Palazzolo demanding records for 101 large residential properties in which they believed Palazzolo had an interest.